Apple cider vinegar

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by akepnerjr, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. akepnerjr

    akepnerjr Out Of The Brooder

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    Has any body else heard that a 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar to a gallon of water for one week will naturally get rid of round worms with no withdraw period
     
  2. tryxichicks

    tryxichicks Out Of The Brooder

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    ACV is a preventative, you will probably not see any great results for an actual wormer.
     
  3. dawg53

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    ACV helps in calcium absorption and lower gut Ph to help with bacterial issues as well as other benefits, but not a wormer. A tablespoon or 2 should be used per gallon of water, not 1/4 cup.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Two tablespoons max and not in a metal waterer.

    Whether it will prevent or get rid of worms is still very much up for debate.
     
  5. paigerdoodle

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    Why not in a metal container?
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    Metal waterers are usually galvanized (zinc coating).

    Adding vinegar to the water makes the water acidic which in turn will corrode away the coating possibly to the point that the water becomes toxic from the zinc.

    Use ACV in plastic waterers.
     

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